Clarus Glen Ridge on Baldwin Street in Glen Ridge — Courtesy: JMF Properties
By Joshua Burd
JMF Properties is marking the full lease-up of its newly developed, 110-unit luxury apartment property in the Essex County borough of Glen Ridge.
Located at 275 Baldwin St., the firm’s Clarus Glen Ridge complex hit the market less than six months ago, drawing renters with its upscale amenities and proximity to NJ Transit’s Bay Street station. The property is also next to the Montclair border and a short walk from the municipality’s acclaimed downtown, fueling additional interest after the launch of leasing.
“We’re proud that Clarus Glen Ridge is now 100 percent leased and thrilled that New Jersey renters have embraced the community so enthusiastically,” said Joe Forgione, the founder and principal of JMF Properties. “Clarus Glen Ridge was designed to offer the best of everything to residents who so graciously choose to make this community their home, from curated amenities to plush interior spaces to exquisite, high-end finishes and beyond. We are perfectionists, and spent a lot of time making sure every single detail of the building was just right, so to see this type of response is tremendously gratifying.”
Following in the footsteps of another JMF project, the award-winning Clarus Maplewood, the Glen Ridge property came with a similar focus on wellness as part of its design and construction. Amenities at the site include a wellness center with high-end exercise equipment with touch consoles, cycling, TRX suspension training, a heavy bag and kettlebells, among other offerings, while a separate personal training studio gives residents access to Echelon Reflect Touch touchscreens with both live streaming and on-demand training classes.
The developer also plans to introduce two more rental communities in the coming year, the firm said. They include a third Clarus community, in Berkeley Heights, which is slated to launch leasing in 2023, and a property near the Morris Plains train station, known as The American, which will hit the market in fall 2022.